Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has had some of the best Marvel trailers to date. The marketing for this franchise has been nothing short of pure entertainment. But it's not just Marvel who've been giving us some incredible promotional materials for the film.
Director #JamesGunn recently took to his Twitter account to release a couple new fan posters for the upcoming #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy sequel. Let’s just say that these posters may resemble something you may have seen before.
Released a few days ago, Gunn took to his Instagram to post this parody from theposterposse hanging off of what appears to be part of a spaceship. Drax the Destroyer and Baby Groot are front and center.
Compare that to the original motion picture poster from #TheGoonies, which shows our characters hanging on for dear life by the edge of a stalactite with Josh Brolin’s character Brand at the very top.
You can also see part of the treasure map that eventually leads them to the lair of One-Eyed Willie's hoard. Both posters give audiences a sense of danger and of the adventure that these ragtag groups will be embarking on.
'The Empire Strikes Back'
Roger Kastel is best remembered for his iconic #StarWars movie posters, especially the one for #TheEmpireStrikesBack back in 1980. It was only a matter of time for another filmmaker to parody this one.
Since Guardians of the Galaxy is part of the cosmic side of the Marvel universe, it only seems fitting that these two posters would come together in a unique way. Some fans have even compared #GuardiansoftheGalaxy to a modern-day version of Star Wars. Artist Matt Ferguson (@Cakes_Comics), who’s mostly known for his creative Marvel movie posters, has done it again.
No matter how you look at it, both posters are great homages to the originals and get us even more excited for Vol. 2. I really like how Ferguson used Ego (Kurt Russell) in the background to replace Darth Vader's image. Since this is a film all about Star-Lord finding his father, it only seems right to have a shadow-like image of Ego lurking in the back. This also fits quite well since Ego is the main villain for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Of course, you also can’t complete the poster without Han and Leia about to make out — and instead have Star-Lord and Gamora in their place.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5th in the U.S.
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